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blessed circular loaf

Processione del Sabato Santo, Stilo

Specially made for the traditional Holy Thursday procession of the Gucciadate in Stilo, Calabria, this bread in the shape of a ciambella is placed high on a cane cross during a special ceremony, and then taken in a procession into the fields to protect the town's crops.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Fiore S. Barbato